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Arsenal tried to sell Cole to United

The Sun newspaper have sensationally claimed today that a source close to Ashley Cole has told them that Arsenal were prepared to sell the England anyone but Chelsea!

In probably the most boring transfer saga ever to drift on and on, lets face it nobody truly cares *that* much about 'The Coles' this is just another boring twist, but I have to report about it.

It is believed that Cole wanted to go to Chelsea, Arsey Wenger said he could go somewhere, and David Dein (Arsenal Vice Chairman) decided he wasn't joining Red Rom's Chelsea revolution.

The 'Close Pal' said: "Ashley was adamant he was going, so Dein said they would try to sell him to Manchester United or Newcastle.

"Ashley could not see how he could work out a deal with United as they had Gabriel Heinze'

Too right, we're sorted thanks. Anyway, this surely keeps Wenger happy, another Frenchman to add to his collection at the Emirates Stadium.

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Date:Saturday September 2 2006

Time: 3:59PM

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How many Frenchmen do we actually have at Arsenal SR?
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02/09/2006 16:26:00

Surely it'd be quicker to answer the question "how many englishmen?"
Salford Red
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02/09/2006 16:36:00

I count 6, and a small collection of West Africans in your first team squad. Only 5 English players, and that includes some guys I don't think anyones ever heard of.
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02/09/2006 16:40:00

Arsenal is very much a French team until the recent retirements!
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02/09/2006 17:12:00

Well if wenger enjoyed being mugged off to the tune of 18 million for a pretty average englishmen like carrick (who cost just 2.5 million two years ago) then I am sure he would have signed more english/british players. However he prefers to pay prices like 250k for quality like cesc.
Ashburton Gooner
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02/09/2006 17:12:00

finally this saga is over, would of been a bonus if he went to you
green giant 12
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02/09/2006 18:07:00

cesc wont be with u for very long and we also buy brilliant english man such as rooney
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02/09/2006 21:26:00

Bet you're glad he didn't sign!
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03/09/2006 17:00:00

where would you lot have put cole and heinze and silvestre ?
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03/09/2006 20:12:00

heinze could of moved 2 center back i would of liked 2 get cole
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03/09/2006 21:13:00

no way! Man U is just too far up. cozy London is the preferred destination.
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04/09/2006 06:52:00

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04/09/2006 13:17:00

both cole and heinze could play 2 geva with heinze in center back and brown on the right seeing as neville is always injured lately and dont bother with vidic evra and silvestre
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04/09/2006 14:39:00


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